Open Letter to LBC

Dear LBC

I am writing to you to outline my concerns at a recent tweet that was published by your twitter page. In the tweet you posted a big photo of “The Yorkshire Ripper” with the caption “The Yorkshire Ripper has been moved from hospital to prison. What’s it like to live with a serious mental illness?”. As a media outlet you have immense power to influence and challenge public perceptions and stereotypes, your tagline is “Leading Britain’s Conversation”. I have to ask what does it say about the leadership you are providing when you are prepared to publish something so stigmatising?

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Anti Psychotics Saved My Life?

In this blog post I outline my experiences of mental health and taking anti psychotics which is medication used to treat certain presentations of mental illness.

When I was fifteen I began to develop psychotic symptoms. This included a number of things such as experiencing auditory hallucinations, delusions and paranoia. I also believed I was possessed by the devil.

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